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Cream on Top Milk.

(For 3 weeks, I did the milk cure, drinking 3 1/2 quarts to 1 gallon of raw milk each day. Except for water, all I had was milk. This is a series of posts (25) keeping track each day. For the entire series, start out on “Trying Something Old“). All links to the series is at the bottom of each article.)

For some reason, the first drink of milk in the morning is always the best. It could be because it’s still cold (I do love my milk cold), it could be because my digestion system is well rested and ready to start working.  I don’t know why, but that first milk is just really satisfying.  Not that I’m hungry or thirsty. I really do need a chime system on my phone to alert me to when its time to drink. Otherwise, I could easily just skip it.

But the entire idea of the cure is to drink it slowly, at room temperature, at regular times throughout a 12 hour period. I’m not gulping my milk. I’m mindfully drinking it, sipping it even. In some ways, I’m enjoying my food (milk) now more so then just mindlessly eating a snack. I’m more aware of it.

It’s becoming a pleasure to wake up and just feel good. No cataloging the aches and pains. “Do I have a headache?”, “Is my shoulder ache still there?”, “How about the leg pain”?  None of that.  Just wake up slowly and naturally (in the dark) decide if I can lay there for a bit or have to get up.

Depending on the day I start my milk cure at different times. Work days, I start at 6:30 in the morning and end 12 hours later. Friday through Sunday when I don’t work, I start at 7am.

Today was restful.  I got some chores done in the morning and then GC came over in the afternoon.  We ended up doing a 3 mile walk, which was good for both of us. I noticed a tightness in my calves on the uphill parts. We sunned ourselves on the deck, listening to music and just relaxed. I was feeling very guilty though since I had told him I wasn’t going to cook for him, but that he was welcome to grab something from my freezer and cook it himself. (Cooking and the smells are the one thing that can take me off this).  He didn’t end up eating and I felt badly.


Being My Own Human Guinea Pig

My weight dropped 1.2 pounds this morning!  I’m not sure if that is because I’ve finished detoxing, my body finally adjusted to losing 3-4 pounds quickly, or if the fact that I decreased my milk intake by 2 cups is the reason. Whatever the reason is, I’m glad.

But I think that the less calories theory is probably not correct. I’m still eating well over 2,000 calories a day and a drop of 300 calories in a day wouldn’t do that. After all if that was the case I would have lost a ton of weight over the last three months on my regular intake. I was regularly eating between 1,300 and 1,700 calories a week and my weight stayed at the same level (198-201) during that entire time.  Although science has a lot of theories regarding weight loss, I think its much more than calories in, calories out. My workout yesterday only burned 248 calories after all.

I’m hoping that the dropped weight and the increased basal temperature (98.3 is the highest I’ve seen with the exception of the day 2’s outlier temperature) means that my metabolism is kicking up.  One day however is wishful thinking, the proof will be in the rest of the time I’m doing this (and beyond).

Woke up this morning to the lowest fasting glucose I’ve had since I started. This feels more in line with normal to me. (My last doctor’s visit had a fasting glucose of 92). I’m also noticing a smoothing out from noon on.  Not sure if the exercise helped with that, or if it was just the fact that week 2 has been such smooth sailing.

And yes, my tongue is still whitish.

Day Weight Basal Temp Glucose: Fasting Glucose: Noon Glucose: Bed
Baseline 201.4 97.9 114 104 110
Day 1 200.2 98.2 115 120 103
 Day 2 198.2  100.2/99.1  124  115  129
 Day 3 197.2 97.9  150  96 119
 Day 4 198.0 98.1 151 116 107
Day 5 197.4 98.1 116  105 101
Day 6  198.0 97.8  134 113 106
Day 7  198.2 98.2  134 107  85
Day 8  197.8 97.9 99  102 107
Day 9  197.8 98.1 105 95 93
Day 10  196.6 98.3 94  112 105

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